Retire in Summerville, SC

Livability Score
49
** The AARP Livability Index scores neighborhoods and communities across the U.S. for the services and amenities that impact your life the most.
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. Myles and Jun Yakitori

What a pleasant experience! I had no idea the owners would be so hospital, funny, and engaging. I have been wanting to try this for a long time. I lived in...

2. El Alteno 2

Fantastic mexican food. Good for vegetarians too. You can sub the meat with spicy potatoes, beans or nopales. I ate 5 tacos. Nice corn tortilla. Nice...

3. Tiki Taco

Great tacos! Good atmosphere and friendly staff im originally from Southern California and tiki taco is very similar to the Mexican food I'm used to!

4. Boxcar Betty's

Had the pleasure of trying BB for the first time this weekend while traveling for work since it was conveniently right by our hotel. If you love your...

5. Italian Bistro

Delish! I've had the spaghetti and meatball dinner about three times in the last week. For a simple dinner, it's amazing. The meatballs aren't generic and...

Golf
1. The Golf Club at Wescott Plantation

This is another Golf Gem in Charleston and another of my top 3 picks for your serious golfer, but can be enjoyed by all skill levels from the proper teeing...

2. Legend Oaks Golf Club

Since my last review, I have had the opportunity to play Legend Oaks a few more times and after reading my 1st review, felt compelled to add to it. (this...

3. Shadowmoss Plantation Golf Club

Easy to get on and play. I thought the greens were outstanding, overall the course was manicured pretty good. Water looks pretty. Price is right, if i...

4. The Club at Pine Forest

Toughest course in the area in my opinion. Water on just about every hole. Seems like every green is elevated as well. If the course is cart path only, you...

5. Wrenwoods Golf Course

A world-class designed golf course sculpted from 200 acres within the gates of Joint Base Charleston - Air Base. As the namesake of the state bird as well...

Active
1. North Charleston Wannamaker County Park

Love this dog park! Always great dogs and people there! This place is almost an every weekend place for me and my friend! Love that the price is only a $1....

2. Charleston Outdoor Adventures

9 of us took a private sunset dolphin cruise with captain Trip on Friday night and I absolutely loved it. I didn't know what to expect since I didn't book...

3. Velocity Air Sports

My kids and I love it here. I like coming early during the weekday because it is less crowded.

4. Rolly Pollies

I love that they have pay as you go option instead of making you enroll like the little gym does. My son seems to enjoy it and it's nice to get him out of...

5. Wescott Park

Easy access from anywhere in Wescott or Whitehall area via running or bike. A really nice park which is geared mostly for baseball. But includes so much...

Arts
1. The Fire Museum

What a great collection of vintage fire trucks. My little granddaughter gets excited about the example of a fire and the little girl that needs rescuing....

2. Drayton Hall

This home affords a rare opportunity to closely examine a preserved - rather than restored - Southern plantation home from the 17th century. Those seeking...

3. Velocity Air Sports

My kids and I love it here. I like coming early during the weekday because it is less crowded.

4. Middleton Place

Middleton Place is absolutely beautiful. The gardens are well maintained, have sculptures, live oaks, various plants of all varieties, and we even had an...

5. Coastal Coffee Roasters

I love this place!! The food is amazing!! I get the cheesy toasty every time I go. The coffee is the best I've ever had. They have great soup and a nice...

Shopping
1. Harris Teeter

Seriously. Love this location. Between the service inside, the express pick up service and any time I call for a question I never have a bad experience....

2. World Market

I love World Market because of the unique items that I can find there. They always send great coupons via email as well, so make sure you sign up if you...

3. Here Be Books

Was in town for work and heard about this place. I'm a fan of board games and can't pass up the chance to check out a new game shop so I cruised over in the...

4. People Places & Quilts

Stopped in while visiting family in Summerville. Love the building. It is a very old hardware store with the original floors. They have several small...

5. Fleet Feet Sports

So thankful I found this place! I used to go to Try Sports in Mt P, but since they closed I hadn't gone for new sneakers. Training for another half...

Health
1. AlignLife - Chiropractic & Natural Health Center

Wonderful Chiropractor. Knows what he is talking about. Does not over charge you. Dr. Tom is invested in the whole body approach to being the best you can...

2. Reagin Orthodontics

My daughter was recently referred to this Orthodontist for a jaw issue. He was extremely nice, and referred her to a specialist in Charleston. Even after...

3. Monarch Eye Care

I can't say enough about Monarch. I called on a whim to see if I could get an appointment the next day (a SATURDAY), and was surprised that I could get in....

4. Premo's Barber Spa

I've been using Premos for 4 years and I gotta say this is one of the best places I've ever had my hair cut at, Laurie is very good at her craft, the shop...

5. Old Trolley Dental Associates

My husband is in the military, and because of this we've moved several times over the last few years. I love living in new places, but one of the hardest...

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